Oct 13, 2011

What I've been up to lately...

Hello everyone! It's been quite an extended "blogging vacation" for me - over 6 months, whew! I just wanted to drop in and share what I've been up to lately:

First, I moved! I'm now living in a condo with my friend Rachel, who is just as excited about decorating as I am (score! and... dangerous?)  Here are some messy "before" photos (moving in):

 Hallway into living/dining/kitchen area

 View of the dining room form the living room

 Living room

Things have moved around quite a bit since these photos were taken, I'll be sure to post updates soon!

My bedroom. 

I painted some swatches on the walls right away... and that's pretty much as far as I've gotten. I can't decide if I want to commit to the blue-gray. And yep my computer is in my room, which is where I blog from. :)

In other news, I went back to school (of sorts). I took a 3 month class from a new local college and it was awesome, I loved every second of it!

About 4 months ago I was contacted by Houzz to create some ideabooks for their website and it's been awesome working on those. In my search for products I've found way too many things I'd like to buy!

In August I got a new pet. I was driving home from work and saw something running across the freeway and nearly had a heart-attack when I realized it was a kitten! I pulled over and he stayed right where he was and just meowed at me. When we got home I sat down on the floor with him and he immediately crawled into my lap and started purring and fell asleep. My heart just melted. Due to the condition he was in I suspected he was abandoned, but in the following weeks I did what I could to find his owners and didn't get any takers. I took him in for check-ups and treatments and all that good stuff and he's looking so much better now. He's been such a blast to have around the house (albeit rambunctious at times!) I'm very glad we crossed paths!

 I named him Tobermory (Toby for short) after the cat from
Nocturna, one of my all-time favorite 2d animated movies.


Other than that I've been keeping busy with work and Etsy and taking some time to just enjoy life.  I haven't been doing any projects lately which is unusual for me, although I did pick up a few things I plan on fixing up and changing (I'll share those soon!)

Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend!



  1. Loving the new place. Where is that amazing throw blanket from on your bed? Loving the mirror as well--still need to try that DIY!

  2. Thanks Carly! The blanket is from Cost Plus World Market. Their website currently has a chocolate one for sale but I'm not sure if it's the same. My roommate mentioned seeing other ones in the store about a month ago so of you have a store nearby I'd go check it out! :)

  3. What a sweet looking cat! Congratulations on your new home.

  4. Wow You have a nice place in there. I LOVE your sofa! Such a classic and yet very stylish.

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